Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell, Washington & Wilkes Counties
The opioid epidemic has impacted communities across the country. Substance use can be especially hard to combat in rural communities due to limited resources for prevention, treatment and recovery. Meet local leaders whose work is bringing resources to rural North Carolina communities struggling to combat the opioid epidemic.
In 2009, Wilkes County’s unintentional drug poisoning rates were 4x higher than other counties. The County Health Department started an opioid overdose prevention program. Learn more by watching the preview below, or by watching the full episode above.